"Die Lernfabrik" The Learning Factory of the Technische Universität Braunschweig

The development of new research questions within current research works and the transfer of knowledge from methods and tools into teaching and training is particularly important for the Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle engineering. For this reason we have decided to establish Die Lernfabrik (learning factory) as an appropriate platform. Since spring 2012, Die Lernfabrik is a success story in the Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Pillars of Die Lernfabrik


Die Lernfabrik consists of three pillarsThe Research Labthe Experience Lab and the Education LabIn each pillar, the focus will be either put more on research or on teachingAll pillars have their thematic orientation in commonAcross the two research fields of the Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Engineeringthe focus areas addressed in Die Lernfabrik are:

  • Energy and Resource Efficient Manufacturing
  • Digitalisation and Industry 4.0
  • Urban Factories

Partners and Networks

Full member of the International Association of Learning Factories.

Testing plattform for industry within the LNI 4.0 network
Expert Factory within the Competence Center for SME 4.0 in Lower Saxony and Bremen 
Industry 4.0 test environment for SME within the I4KMU network I4KMU
Partner of the Innovationszentrum Niedersachsen GmbH within the Industrie 4.0 Niedersachsen network


For more information, please contact:

Research Lab:
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Thiede [s.thiede@tu-braunschweig.de | +49 531 391 7154]

Experience Lab:
M. Sc. Bastian Thiede [b.thiede@tu-braunschweig.de | +49 531 391 7153]

Education Lab:
Dr.-Ing. Mark Mennenga [m.mennenga@tu-braunschweig.de | +49 531 391 7150]

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